The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Watson1842

Name
Elizabeth Watson
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Watson
Birth about 1842 38 38
Birth of a sisterMargaret Catherine Watson
November 21, 1845 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 4 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 15 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a brotherSmith Watson
before 1860 (Age 18 years)

Death of a brotherJohn M Watson
March 28, 1863 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 19 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 25 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 25 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 27 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a fatherElihu Watson
about 1870 (Age 28 years)
Death of a motherCelia Sherrill
June 30, 1876 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 36 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a sisterNancy L Watson
about 1885 (Age 43 years)
Death of a sisterSusannah Miranda Watson
July 12, 1885 (Age 43 years)
Death of a sisterMary Watson
May 11, 1890 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Jane Watson
March 1, 1897 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 56 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a sisterMartha Ann Watson
about 1907 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Catherine Watson
March 5, 1907 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterMabel Malinda “Linda” Watson
August 10, 1909 (Age 67 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge Washington Watson
June 18, 1914 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterLucinda Caroline Watson
May 28, 1916 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 74 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 75 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 76 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 87 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 99 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 108 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 104 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
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Last change May 12, 202017:32:40

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: March 9, 1820
18 months
elder sister
Mary Watson
Birth: August 25, 1821 18 18Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 11, 1890Iredell, North Carolina, United States
2 years
elder brother
George Washington Watson
Birth: November 4, 1823 20 20Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 18, 1914Watauga, North Carolina, United States
4 years
elder sister
-21 months
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
Susannah Miranda Watson
Birth: June 6, 1829 25 25Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 12, 1885Watauga, North Carolina, United States
4 years
elder sister
Martha Ann Watson
Birth: December 1832 29 29Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1907Stony Fork, Watauga, North Carolina, United States
18 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
John M Watson
Birth: about 1836 32 32Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 28, 1863Jacksboro, Cambell, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder brother
Smith Watson
Birth: about 1838 34 34Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1860
3 years
elder sister
2 years
herself
4 years
younger sister
Margaret Catherine Watson
Birth: November 21, 1845 42 42Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 5, 1907Georgia, United States

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